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New AI Mimics Any Voice in a Matter of Minutes
May 24th, 2017, 11:33 AM
The story starts out like a bad joke: Obama, Clinton and Trump walk into a bar, where they applauded a new startup based in Montreal, Canada called Lyrebird. Skeptical? Here’s a recording. Sound clip credit: Lyrebird If the scenario seems too bizarre to be real, you’re right—it’s not. The entire recording was generated by a […]
Veo Gives Robots ‘Eyes and a Brain’ So They Can Safely Work With People
May 23rd, 2017, 11:33 AM
The robots are coming. Actually, they’re already here. Machines are learning to do tasks they’ve never done before, from locating and retrieving goods from a shelf to driving cars to performing surgery. In manufacturing environments, robots can place an object with millimeter precision over and over, lift hundreds of pounds without getting tired, and repeat […]
Watch: Where AI Is Today, and Where It’s Going in the Future
May 23rd, 2017, 11:33 AM
2016 was a year of headlines in artificial intelligence. A top-selling holiday gift was the AI-powered Amazon Echo; IBM Watson was used to diagnose cancer; and Google DeepMind’s system AlphaGo cracked the ancient and complex Chinese game Go sooner than expected. And progress continues in 2017. Neil Jacobstein, faculty chair of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Singularity […]
Carbon’s Bold Mission to Finally Dematerialize Manufacturing
May 22nd, 2017, 11:33 AM
Technology has a funny habit: just when you think it can’t get better, it does. Take 3D printing. The ability for a machine to spit out soft material in a precise pattern that almost simultaneously hardens into an actual thing you can use is pretty incredible. But there’s room for improvement. To date, low production […]
The Next Great Computer Interface Is Emerging—But It Doesn’t Have a Name Yet
May 21st, 2017, 11:33 AM
Not long ago, your parents might’ve noticed a kid staring at a smartphone in their front yard. There wasn’t anything there. The kid was just…hanging out. What they didn’t know? Said kid was gazing through a digital window and seeing a mythical beast in their well-manicured roses. This youngster was playing an augmented reality smartphone […]
This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through May 20)
May 20th, 2017, 11:33 AM
ROBOTICS San Francisco Considers Ban on Sidewalk Delivery Robots Steven Musil | CNET "San Francisco is considering legislation that would put the brakes on delivery robots rolling across the city's sidewalks. The robots, once confined to sci-fi movies, have rolled into real-world testing. But they would be banned from San Francisco streets under legislation supervisor […]
How to Stay Innovative Amid the Fastest Pace of Change in History
May 19th, 2017, 11:33 AM
Everything is changing again. But this time, it’s happening faster. In his talk at Singularity University’s Exponential Manufacturing Summit in Boston, Deloitte’s Digital Transformation Leader Geoff Tuff gave the audience some great tips for understanding today’s business environment and taking advantage of its opportunities—without falling prey to its exponential speed. The latest round of quick […]
Solar Is Now the Cheapest Energy There Is in the Sunniest Parts of the World
May 18th, 2017, 11:33 AM
Manufacturing is about robots and assembly lines, supply chains and finished products. It’s about the roof over your head, the car you drive to work, and the computer you stare at all day. We live in a cocoon of modern industrial products. And today, we make more than ever. But really, at its roots, manufacturing […]
4 Keys to Making the Robots of Our Imagination a Reality
May 18th, 2017, 11:33 AM
“The robots of reality are starting to get a lot closer to the robots of our imagination,” said Sarah Bergbreiter, an image of a fast-moving, multi-jointed search and rescue robot displayed on the big screen behind her. In her talk on advanced robotics at Singularity University’s Exponential Manufacturing Summit in Boston, Bergbreiter elaborated on how […]
How to Make VR Experiences That Actually Matter
May 18th, 2017, 11:33 AM
It seems like everyone is making a VR app these days. From recording concerts in VR to designing your next kitchen, brands and individual developers around the world are expending incredible amounts of effort to make their VR app the next big thing. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t so great. VR has the potential to […]